In the wake of  the jaw-dropping magnificence of their previous release,  the eleven minute opus that was Zero Triptych,  Girls Names release Reticence, the lead track from their forthcoming third album ‘Arms Around A Vision.’  It starts out with a swirl of dark, menacing, discordant metallic  guitars , before gathering itself and falling into line with front man Cathal Cully somehow contriving to sound like the missing link between Bryan Ferry and Mark E. Smith, summoning up a sense of dark elegance, cultured squalor and literate aggression.  It’s another masterwork from the Belfast four piece, compelling, enthralling and quite wonderful. It  provides a tantalising hint of what to expect from the forthcoming album which is scheduled for release on October 2nd via the excellent Tough Love Records. Girls Names are a genuinely thrilling outfit who for us, have evolved from being a hugely interesting and innovative band to an absolutely crucial listen. A band that matter.

Girls Names - Arms Around a Vision

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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